Last week, the celebrity machine reached a new gear when Kim Kardashian West neither confirmed nor denied she would consider a career in politics, sidestepping the question by saying “Never say never!”
Kim recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at the launch of her KKW Beauty pop-up shop in Los Angeles—which she revealed was designed by the same team that does Kanye West’s shows. She denied any real political aspirations, but the talk steered to more serious topics when Kim was asked about Alice Marie Johnson, the woman who recently received clemency from President Donald Trump after a long, media-heavy campaign steered by Kim herself.
Having enjoyed the taste of using her platform to help others, Kim has now turned her attention to death row inmate Kevin Cooper. “I just asked that the governor DNA test him before they execute him,” she explained. “It’s just a feeling. Sometimes I read something online or someone sends me something or texts me and I’ll get a feeling that I really want to help them out.”
Whatever you may think of Kim’s new political goals, you better get used to the fact that this is a “longer-term mission” for her. “I knew that I had the opportunity or the resources, so I used them and, you know, it worked out really well for Alice,” she said.
The truth is, regardless of what you might think of Kim, she did succeed in helping out Alice in part because of her massive platform. She did so, however, by meeting with Trump, and along with her husband’s support of him, many were left with a sour taste in their mouth. However, Kim insists she “saw a lot of compassion from the White House.”
Speaking of the Trump administration, Kim also commented on the despicable policy of separating families seeking asylum at the U.S. border. The issue has flared up in recent days, with heartbreaking videos and audio from children who have been forcibly taken. Kim called the issue “complex,” and added that she hopes it’s resolved soon. “You don’t want to see these things,” she added.
Her experience with Trump has softened her on working with him, though. Echoing her husband, she said that since meeting with Trump she tries “to see all sides.”
“There’s obviously a lot that we don’t agree with, but I want him [President Trump] to win,” she said. “I want him to succeed, because it’s our country. It’s so crazy that everyone doesn’t want that.”